What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 05/07/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 05/07/2019

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to the following boys who received Star of the Week this week:

Congratulations to the following boys who received Star of the Week this week:

Year 3 Gold – Benjamin, for his constant enthusiasm and cheerfulness in all lessons.

Year 4 Royal – Max, for having a consistently excellent attitude to learning.

Year 5 Emerald –Junior, for consistently beautiful work this year.

Year 5 Jade – Alfie W, for a neat and accurate letter.

Year 6 Burgundy – Aditya, for being an outstanding class member all year.

Year 6 Scarlet – Sam, excellent work on binary numbers in Maths.

Other News

Switched On in Year 4

This week in Science, the boys applied their knowledge of circuits and switches to test out which switch types are more effective. Using paperclips, split pins, cardboard and fold-back clips, the class made, tested and timed four types of switch: paddle, push button, slide and toggle. Great accuracy was needed as the timing of switching off and on happened in less than a second. Some switches turned out much trickier to make than others: the slide and push button switches were quite a challenge!


Escape Room Fun!

Year 5 Jade were challenged to 'escape' from an evil pineapple farm during their Year 6 transition afternoon on Tuesday. They had to problem solve, use teamwork, crack codes and look up definitions of words such as 'compassion'. Some even got sent to jail for doing too much teamwork!


Chick Care

The Year 3 boys have continued to look after our chicks. They have gently handled them and made sure that each day they were fed, watered and cleaned out. The boys demonstrated a good understanding of animal care, health and safety and hygiene and as a result the chicks are thriving. They have doubled in size and are beginning to grow their white feathers.


Times tables with a twist and shake

Year 3 have been practising their times table with the help of Fred the Red and Moonbeam, local football mascots. They watched carefully and copied the dance moves whilst rehearsing the times table answers meaning that their bodies as well as their brains were given a workout.


In Year 5 science we have been looking at growth and change in humans. Many of the boys brought in their “red books” from childhood so we could look at growth percentiles and how they are used to predict future development. The boys enjoys looking at their birth weights and measurement and seeing just how much they have grown.



The U11 football team finally got their hands on a well-deserved piece of silverware in the final competition of the season this week, as they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out to claim the BJSSA Five-a-Side trophy.

The knockout evening, taking place at Buckley Wells on Monday evening, saw the boys start their tournament with a Round of Sixteen match against Greenmount's B team, which produced a straight forward 2-0 victory. Next up were the highly fancied Ainsworth side, but a fine performance from our boys, capped off with a wonder-strike from Joe, saw the boys reach the semi-finals with a 1-0 win.

Greenmount's A team were the next obstacle to navigate, having not conceded a goal and winning two games on penalties, this was going to be a tough test for the Bury boys. Deep into extra-time, a smart finish from Oliver saw the boys grab a 1-0 victory and progress to the final. There was more drama to follow as the game against Our Lady of Lourdes was a tight affair. Both sides hit the post and the game remained goalless, resulting in a penalty shoot-out.

With nails very firmly being bitten, the boys produced five perfect penalties to win the trophy 5-4 and claim a well-deserved reward for their hard work over the whole season.